The Doctor’s House
“Wait a moment,” says the Doctor after clicking his pen. “You got ahead of me there, Scotty. I need to catch up in my notes. Please, have another drink of water and some fruit. It’s all fresh, you can eat as much as you like.”
Scotty’s pupils float across his sunken eyes and land on the basket of fresh fruit on the end table beside him. There are apples, grapes, clementines – although Scotty probably doesn’t have the strength to peel those suckers, not yet – bananas, strawberries. He lifts one toothpick arm and grasps the long straw sticking out from the tall glass of ice water, then brings it to his mouth and drinks. It tastes so pure, so cold, so… rejuvenating. Scotty hasn’t drank clean, filtered water in longer than he can remember; his pallet is accustomed to the taste of the led paint and gasoline that flows in the stream behind his old shack, the old shack the Doctor promised Scotty he’ll never have to go back to again because Scotty can live here now, in the Doctor’s house, the one at the mouth of Fricker Drive. The house where the Doctor keeps his boat.
A double-click of the pen brings Scotty’s focus back to the Doctor. He says, “All right, you ready to go on?”
“Yeah,” Scotty says, “I’m ready, Doctor.”
“Please Scotty, Mister Williamson is fine. You can even call me Hilter if you’d like, no need for silly formalities.” He places the point of his pen on the pad and then nods his head. “As you were.”
Hello Commons, this has been the second subchapter of the eleventh story from Convenient Incidents, an anthology of fifteen interconnected short stories which revolve around a man by the name of Hilter Odolf Williamson.
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